Samsung is all set to kick off its future designs in January 2019 with the launch of the Galaxy A8s, which shall be featuring the company’s latest Infinity-O panels. Sources suggest, however, the panels shall not be made by Samsung.

In what appears to be a cost-related move, Samsung Galaxy A8s shall forego Samsung’s AMOLED displays altogether, and feature cheaper LCD panels made by Chinese manufacturer BOE instead. While BOE may not have shared Samsung or LG’s popularity as a display manufacturer, it is currently in charge of producing the AMOLED panel the Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro has been equipped with.

Be that as it may, Samsung Galaxy A8s LCD panel shall feature a small cut-out in the top-left corner of its anterior for the selfie camera, which, suggests recent information, could feature a diameter of 6.7mm. If a comparison may be made here, it’s claimed that Samsung may reduce the cut-out to as little as 3mm on the upcoming Galaxy S10.

Suggested by leaks the Galaxy A8s may be powered by Snapdragon 710 on the inside along with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, besides being equipped with a 3,000mAh battery. Pricing and availability remain to be announced.

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